Countdown to Tipoff - 10 Days

Nov. 4, 2008

WOW!!! I can’t believe the season is finally here. We have a lot of talent on the team this year, and I really think that we can go further into the NCAA tournament than last year. So far for the team, we are looking pretty good. I will have to give our strength and conditioning coach Tim Caron a lot of credit for this summer. In the offseason he pushed us really hard to be the best that we could be, because it will pay off in the long run. The freshmen are stepping up and taking care of business and are really communicating with one another. The sophomores are playing on another level. They look ready to lead the team and make something positive happen. The juniors and seniors are becoming leaders each and everyday that passes by. They take the lead and we as underclassmen follow. I think if we have more than one leader then the rest of the team will be on the same page. All we have to do is believe in ourselves and we as a whole can do any and everything we put our mind to.

PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE, what can I say? We have a couple of things to work on as individuals and as a team, for example, our defense and the tempo and energy of our offense. Overall team practice is very intense and we compete with one another everyday on and off the court. For the most part practice is fun, we laugh and joke around and make each other better than what they were yesterday. I will admit we do go through our ups and downs, but at the end of the day we put all the negative things behind us and focus on the positives and move on. Coach Joseph always told me “if you mess up on one play don’t dwell on it, worry about doing something positive on the next play”. And always remember “communication eliminates confusion”.

Individually I think Tabitha Turner will surprise the team this year. She has the heart and desire to do what ever it takes to win. She always has a positive attitude on and off the court. She has the potential and talent to carry this team very far.

Finally, as a student, school is going alright I guess. I will admit that Georgia Tech challenges you to the fullest. There are a lot of support staff that will guide you along the way and make sure that you succeed.

Look forward to see you all soon at Alexander Memorial Coliseum,

Alex Montgomery

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